Introduction to Shelby, North Carolina
The area now known as the city of Shelby was officially incorporated in 1843. The city is the county seat of Cleveland County, which was founded in 1841. The city was named after Colonel Isaac Shelby, a Revolutionary War officer. It became an "All-American City" in 1970 and is the largest city of Cleveland County. In 1980, Shelby was named as one of the first national "Main Street" communities.
Shelby and nearby Attractions
- Cleveland County Historical Museum
- Kings Mountain National Military Park
- C Grier Beam Truck Museum
- Crowders Mountain State Park
- Lincoln County Museum of History
- Kings Mountain State Park
Things To Do In Shelby
Shelby has numerous parks and playgrounds including Holly Oak Park, Junior Women Club Park, Optimist Park, Plaster Park, Ezra Bridge Park, and Hickory Creek Park. The Central Shelby Historic District and Challenger 3 Amusement Park are also worth visiting. One can also enjoy shopping at Sky City Shopping Center, Huxley Village Shopping Center, Shelby Plaza Shopping Center, Cleveland Mall, and Hickory Creek Shopping Center.
Flights can be availed from Hickory Regional Airport.
Shelby Higher Education
Cleveland Community College is the local college. Gardner-Webb University, Catawba Valley Community College, Winthrop University, and many other colleges and universities also offer facilities for higher education.